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Southern Pines residents suffer injuries in various types of accidents. Often these accidents are attributed to some form of negligence, such as a driver running a red light or a doctor not following proper procedure and protocol. Whatever the cause, a personal injury can leave you facing significant physical, financial, and emotional challenges.

An injury can occur at any time and place and possibly change your life forever. A Southern Pines personal injury lawyer understands that a personal injury involves more than just physical and emotional pain but likely comes with other collateral consequences such as hefty medical bills, time spent away from work, and time spent away from the ones you love and the activities you enjoy. Contact a dedicated accident attorney to learn more.

Typical Types of Personal Injury Cases

A Sothern Pines personal injury lawyer can help with a variety of personal injury accidents and cases including:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injury
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction site accidents
  • Wrongful death

A vast majority of personal injury claims, whether because of a vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or because of a workplace injury are premised on the legal theory of negligence. A knowledgeable attorney can explain negligence and how it may affect a claim.

When Should a Victim File an Injury Claim?

An important part of any personal injury suit is understanding when and how long a person has to file. In Southern Pines, all personal injury cases must be filed within three years from the date of the injury.

This time limit is known as a statute of limitations and it is important to note this limitation period as a lawsuit that is filed outside of the statute of limitations may be dismissed by the court. However, this statute also allows injured parties ample time to investigate an accident and identify all responsible parties and intervening causes.

How Much Could a Personal Injury Claim Be Worth?

Often the first question someone asks after an accident is, how much is this case worth? There is no standard answer. The value of a personal injury case will turn on the specifics of the case.

For example, if a person is in a car accident breaks an arm, their case is likely to be worth substantially less than a case where a person sustained a traumatic brain injury and required medical attention.

Additionally, it is important to determine how an accident and any resulting injury impacts an individual’s future. In addition to recovering compensation for medical bills, an injured person can recover compensation for damages such as loss of future earnings as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.

Depend on a Southern Pines Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, turn to the trusted guidance of a Southern Pines personal injury lawyer. A skilled lawyer can do more than just provide you with a sense of peace. They can help you aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Call today to set up a free consultation.